Timothy B. Mills is a partner with the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Since joining Patton Boggs in 1990, Mr. Mills has been a member of the Firmís Business Law and Litigation practice groups. Mr. Mills participates in the firmís representation of government sovereigns, business entities involved in international trade and major foreign and domestic government contracting activities, as well as of senior political and former government officials.
Mr. Mills presently serves as National Vice President of the Republican National Lawyers Association Field Operations Committee.
Mr. Millsí practice emphasizes government relations/litigation, particularly as to the multi-trillion dollar market for goods, services and real estate purchased by international, federal, state and local governments. Mr. Mills represents companies, their officers and directors in connection with their relationships with such government agencies. Mr. Mills has represented clientsí interests at senior decision-making levels of the U.S. Government, including before the U.S. Department of Defense and the Armed Services, the Justice Department, the Department of Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, State Department, USAID, Commerce, Treasury, Transportation, Environmental Protection Administration and the General Services Administration, as well as to the relevant appropriations and oversight committees of the United States Congress.
Mr. Millsí experience in public contract matters -- including issues of civil and criminal liability arising out of the performance of federal government contracts -- spans more than 20 years. Mr. Mills has expertise in large-scale, complex civil cases and white collar criminal matters arising out of public contracts, grants and commercial contracting relationships. Mr. Mills represents Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, and their officers and directors in industries such as: aerospace; information technology; defense major weapons systems, defense research and development and DOD black programs; public transportation; facilities construction; professional/administrative support services; and privatization of government services. Such representations involve dealings with international organizations and foreign sovereigns as well as ranking officials of federal, state, and local governments.
This representation of clients extends to aspects of federal agency oversight issues, including Grand Jury investigations, federal civil False Claims Act litigation, suspension and debarment proceedings, disclosures to federal authorities under the Department of Defense Voluntary Disclosure Program, procurement ethics, contractor compliance with federal procurement laws and regulations, Department of Defense black programs, classification and security clearance matters. Mr. Mills has conducted confidential internal company investigations of alleged violations of laws applicable to federal procurements, including procurement integrity, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Small Business Act eligibility requirements for awards of set-aside contracts, pricing actions under the Truth In Negotiations Act, cost charging, product substitution, International Trafficking in Arms Regulation, export controls, classified security matters and claims. He also represents companies contracting with foreign governments and quasi-governmental entities as to issues such as consultant payments, technology transfers and extraterritorial application of U.S. civil and criminal law.
Mr. Mills has successfully asserted and defended multi-million dollar commercial contract claims in American Arbitration Association (AAA) proceedings. He also has been appointed an AAA arbitrator.
Through these endeavors, Mr. Mills has gained extensive knowledge in the areas successful competitive strategies for public procurements, U.S. federal government procurement law, fiscal law, government leasing and contract financing programs, outsourcing, privatization of government infrastructure and housing programs as well as United States foreign development assistance programs.
Mr. Mills also is knowledgeable in the law of politics and elections, including laws and administrative regulations that control voter registration, absentee ballots (military and otherwise, including the process of applying for and returning absentee ballots)), balloting at polling places, challenges to the validity of ballots cast by voters, challenges made before local and county canvassing boards and challenges to the certification of elections brought before State voting officials.
In the 2001 Virginia state election, Mr. Mills organized and served as chairman of the statewide network of Republican lawyers who provided Election Day legal support to the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley. Mr. Mills currently is a member of the State of Virginia Election Boardís absentee voting task force.
During the Florida re-count that determined the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election, Mr. Mills represented the campaign of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. During this time, Mr. Mills first served as chief counsel in Osceola County, Florida. The legal efforts in Osceola County resulted in the only decision by a Florida County Elections Canvassing Board that the manual re-count requested by the Gore Campaign was not merited. Subsequently, Mr. Mills served as one of the counsel for the Bush-Cheney Campaign in relation to re-count proceedings before the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board and in ensuing re-count litigation commenced in the courts of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Mills also was involved in efforts by the Bush-Cheney Campaign to ensure that challenged military absentee ballots were counted.
Mr. Mills also has served in the active and reserve components of the United States Army for over 25 years. His most recent service is in the Judge Advocate Generalís Corps of the United States Army Reserve, within the United States Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. There, he presently is the senior International Law Officer and Command Judge Advocate in a headquarters with responsibility for Civil Affairs operations within Central and Eastern Europe, including Bosnia and Kosovo. In that capacity, he has participated in planning that preceded the re-establishment of the civil and criminal justice systems (including those with jurisdiction over war crimes violations and gross violations of human rights). He is the author of Permanent International Criminal Court Treaty: Impositions and Intrusions on United States Sovereignty to Conduct Military Operations; A Critical Assessment of Essential Changes Needed to Limit the Potential Improper Exercise of ICC Jurisdiction Over Members of Armed Forces Involved in Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations.
Also, Mr. Mills presently serves at the national level within the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, where he is a National Councilman. Within ROA, Mr. Mills has been an elected member of the ROA National Executive Committee for five of the last seven years, most recently as Army National Executive Committeeman, and prior, as National Judge Advocate and Army Junior Vice President. Mr. Mills also has chaired the ROA Army Affairs Committee and the Army National Legislative Committee.
Mr. Mills has co-authored the Testimonial